The New York Office

February 28th, 2008 • Kate

Flew in from Denver late last night/early this morning to the New York office for a few days of meetings with editors and such. Fellow Denver Agent Kristin Nelson is also in town, blogging about her meetings with editors. Why are we here?
Well, while it’s true that as agents, we can get tons of work done remotely, either by phone or email, there’s times when you just want to sit face to face with an editor. We need to do this to refresh our memories about their tastes, learn about recent acquisitions, or just hear about updates in their lives that may affect what we want to send them. This is a business of relationships, and frequent trips to New York are, for me, part and parcel of that. Even if it means I have to take red eye.
Hopefully, I’ll also have time this weekend to catch up on my reading — my inbox is getting stuffed with your submissions. If you’ve sent material and haven’t heard, please remember my time frames — two weeks for a query, one month for a partial, one month more for a full. I’m a little behind right now, with lots to read if I want to keep to that “one month for a partial” deadline I’ve set for myself, but I’m doing my best!

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5 Responses to “The New York Office”

  1. Dwight Says:

    Travel safe. Travel well.

  2. Dwight Says:

    By the way, for anybody that cares, I always have to enter my comments twice because it ALWAYS eats them the first time.
    Just in case I'm not the only one and you'd like more comment participation.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Have a great trip! I hope you also get a chance to catch up with some of your non-editor friends as well.

  4. Caryn Says:

    Dwight, mine are rarely eaten, but I always highlight and copy them, so that if the comment disappears I can simply paste it in again. For what it's worth.

  5. brimfire Says:

    I've been reading Kristen's blog and love hearing about what the editors' are looking for. I hope you have a fun and productive trip too.